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Dentures vs Dental Implants


During my 28 years practice as a dental implantologist I have met many patients with dentures. I don’t remember even one who was truly happy. These are what I typically hear from them when they come in:

—“My dentures make me miserable. I can’t talk, eat, or even smile. They move around in my mouth and embarrass me.”

—“My dentures pop out of my mouth when I sneeze.”

—“My dog took my denture while it was out of my mouth and went to back yard. I could never find it.”

These are just some of the problems people have with their dentures. Overall they feel their quality of life is severely compromised because of their dentures.

Modern dentistry is now offering dental implants as permanent solution to tooth loss. Dental implants are permanently anchored to jaw bone to support strong and natural looking implant teeth.

The following charts is a snapshot comparison between implant teeth and dentures:


Dental Implants vs Dentures

  • Implant teeth become a permanent part of mouth and are not taken out
  • No restriction on type of food
  • Look and feel more like natural teeth
  • Preserve jaw and facial bone and prevent premature aging appearance
  • Better self confidence while eating, talking and socializing
  • Better overall health with a more complete diet
  • Implant teeth are permanently attached to mouth and never get lost
  • Implant teeth are made of porcelain and never wear down
  • Implant teeth don’t require adhesives or cream
  • Implant teeth have higher initial cost but they last much longer, don’t need replacements and offer a much higher quality of life.


  • Denture teeth are removable and are taken out of mouth
  • Diet is restricted to softer food
  • Look and feel fake
  • Cause jaw bone erosion, collapse of facial structures and make you look older
  • Compromised self confidence and social life due to problem with eating and talking
  • May cause digestive and other health issue because of restricted diet
  • Dentures quite often get lost or break when removed from mouth for cleaning
  • Denture teeth are made of plastic and wear down in time and loose the chewing ability
  • Dentures slip and move around, require adhesive and creams
  • Dentures have lower initial cost but higher long term maintenance and replacement expenses


To learn more about dental implants and how it can enhance the quality of your life, you may take the first step and meet an experienced dental implantologist. Dr. James Khazian has been practicing implant dentistry in San Diego since 1991.He has performed thousands of implant surgeries and helped thousands of patients restore their lost teeth. Click here to learn more about Dr. Khazian.. For a free consultation and x-rays you may call 866-4my-smile (866-469-7645) or click here.  Dental Implant Centers™ is an all-in-one provider of advanced dental implant treatments in San Diego.This means all your implant treatments are done in one office by Dr. James Khazian. You avoid the confusion of seeing several doctors and/or different offices. Your treatment, no matter how complex will be started and finished by Dr. Khazian. To make an appointment for free x-rays and consultation. you may call 866-4my-smile (866-469-7645) or click here.
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